The first season of quarantine Rugby ran from May last year, through to December, culminating in a mother of all Rugby festivals that was well attended by fans across Bungoma town.
With the country under partial lockdown, Bungoma Wazalendo Community Rugby Club has unveiled a creative program to keep their players active and in good spirits throughout the quarantine period.
Earlier this morning, Wazalendo unveiled a number of activities that the team will be partaking, key among them the launching of the Wazalendo Rugby Agency, which shall manage all transfers of Wazalendo players to major clubs at a 25% commission.
Also the club has unveiled a leadership program, that will see several Wazalendo players get the opportunity to address press conferences on behalf of the team, participate in Television interviews, as well as get involved in numerous public speaking events and Covid 19 sensitisation programs.
The Patriots from Bungoma, have come up with entrepreneurship programs that will see members participate in different businesses to enable them keep afloat during the pandemic period.
Training has been scaled down to 5 players per session, to enable adherence to Covid 19 guidelines issued by the government.
The Patriots are set to play their first match of the year at the end of April, against their fierce rivals Mumias RFC, in what is termed as the Aseka Cup. The Wazalendo team will be away in Mumias for the first leg and will hope for a much improved performance from last year’s visit.
Mumias will then come to Bungoma for the return league in August, but in between Wazalendo are expected to have played against Nalondo Rfc, Kitale Rfc and the Border Rucks Rugby team from Busia.
The Patriots have entered into a strategic partnership with the rugby teams from Kabula, Bumula and Mwiruti inorder to boost their numbers ahead of the crucial friendlies and the nationwide season which will kick off in November.
Lastly, the Patriots have promised to host another Festival come December this year, this is inorder to celebrate the rapidly growing rugby culture and love for the sport among residents of Bungoma town.